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Old 08-25-2019, 12:33 PM
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All I gotta know now that the smoke is clearing is did the Buick come through the move unscarred? If it made the drive, thats a helluva old car in my book.
The Gran Sport is one of my major gut rippers right now, it stayed in my garage in Fremont. I will need to go get it......or sell it...I haven't made up my mind. My garage here is FULL of stuff, so hard to imagine being able to get it in there. The drive is horrendous, 657 miles driveway to driveway, no way doing that again in one shot, NO WAY. I was going to drive the truck back to save me a grand or two, NO WAY, I was BEAT by the time it was unloaded. Still have 1247 boxes to unpack.

I have a buyer for the Gran Sport, I may just go there and get the stuff out of it and hand him the title.

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Old 08-25-2019, 01:31 PM
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The Gran Sport is one of my major gut rippers right now, it stayed in my garage in Fremont. I will need to go get it......or sell it...I haven't made up my mind. My garage here is FULL of stuff, so hard to imagine being able to get it in there. The drive is horrendous, 657 miles driveway to driveway, no way doing that again in one shot, NO WAY. I was going to drive the truck back to save me a grand or two, NO WAY, I was BEAT by the time it was unloaded. Still have 1247 boxes to unpack.

I have a buyer for the Gran Sport, I may just go there and get the stuff out of it and hand him the title.

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See now, how I do? The thing I ask about is the gut ripper.

My thoughts... you were a tad nervy about keeping the GS safely stashed even when you lived there, and you didn't drive it much because it is valuable. What are the odds you would use it more there?

Heres what I might do in your situation. Split the GS cash, half to V8 the truck and half to get something you can knock on with no worries for a spell.

When my folks moved 400 miles, my son duty was completing the car logistics. I was young so grabbed a friend and off we went. Camped out halfway with a 67 Imp and 68 Mustang, both gold. It was an adventure.

Knock back the stress every chance you get. Settle in at your pace and allow drama mode to fade.
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Old 08-25-2019, 04:16 PM
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That building looks like a good clean spot to park the current favorites or DDs. Is it far from the house or is there an attached garage? I don't have your layout in my head yet. Always thought covered walkways between buildings are nice, especially up north.

Nifty mower inheritance, you could sure do worse. Is it gonna hunt?

Is she all smiles, about being at the new place?
The building is right next to the house, which has a 2 car attached for the DD's.

Mower is a hunter...

Right now, it's all a lot of work, but we are getting used to the idea of the new place being our home. Our son and his girlfriend came over today and helped load up a trailer full of bulky, heavy stuff. He then drove the '38 over there for me and helped unload it all. The '38 is in it's new shed now.



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And the shop goes back there in pirate territory?

I think both new and old are great places.
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Old 08-25-2019, 05:45 PM
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And the shop goes back there in pirate territory?

I think both new and old are great places.
There is a clearing in the trees about 75 feet behind the ship and over in line with the existing shed for the new building.
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The building is right next to the house, which has a 2 car attached for the DD's.

Mower is a hunter...

Right now, it's all a lot of work, but we are getting used to the idea of the new place being our home. Our son and his girlfriend came over today and helped load up a trailer full of bulky, heavy stuff. He then drove the '38 over there for me and helped unload it all. The '38 is in it's new shed now.




I was trying to figure out why I liked the house from the front so much, then it dawned on me that the coloring is real similar to my place. A little greener on the shutters and door and with brick rather than wood. Just how it has always been, I don't know if you like the accent color or what but using one does snazz a place up a smidge, IMHO.
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There is a clearing in the trees about 75 feet behind the ship and over in line with the existing shed for the new building.

Expect lots of.... jealousy. As you throw down a shop right quick.

You and Brian are making this moving thing seem too easy.
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Old 08-25-2019, 06:41 PM
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Expect lots of.... jealousy. As you throw down a shop right quick.

You and Brian are making this moving thing seem too easy.
Nothing easy about uprooting after 19 years and all the "STUFF" we have accumulated...
I told my wife, we need to just rent the current house out for a year, so I have time to get a building up and everything moved to the new place...
No clue where I will put all my stuff, if the house sells quick, which I think it could.
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The building is right next to the house, which has a 2 car attached for the DD's.

Mower is a hunter...

Right now, it's all a lot of work, but we are getting used to the idea of the new place being our home. Our son and his girlfriend came over today and helped load up a trailer full of bulky, heavy stuff. He then drove the '38 over there for me and helped unload it all. The '38 is in it's new shed now.




Very nice place,,,it wont take long to make it Home instead of a new house,
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Nothing easy about uprooting after 19 years and all the "STUFF" we have accumulated...
I told my wife, we need to just rent the current house out for a year, so I have time to get a building up and everything moved to the new place...
No clue where I will put all my stuff, if the house sells quick, which I think it could.
I hear this. Literally, its the same all over. Storage places... lets not start on those. Possible necessary evil, look into it or lean on friends with room. Scattered posessions is uncomfortable to think about. I say lets work the pirate gag for all it is worth...

A sea captain walks into a bar. Has a great big old ship's wooden steering wheel, or helm or whatever its called... "on" his front somehow. Like its spinning on a groin "peg' or something. So nobody really wants to look down to see wtf. The helm in front of his face didn't make the seasoned bartender flinch when he walked up though. He serves the Captain a couple drinks first, over normal conversation while trying not to notice him steering this wheel now and again. Curiosity prevails and the server tactfully inquires " So hey, um whats with this like steering wheel thing, is that on your belt, or..."?

"OH, that? Yarrr, narrr." interrupts the Cap'n... "T'is driving me nuts!"

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Went to my first little car show in Boise today, forgot my camera, met up with an old friend and all we did is talk anyway. But what a mind blower, there was a 65 Gran Sport, red too, just not a convertible, a hard top. Yep, don't see many and here there was one a this little show. Couple of very cool cars, a 56 F100 that was just mind blowing with detail, a zillion tiny mods that made this thing stand out big time!

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Went to my first little car show in Boise today, forgot my camera, met up with an old friend and all we did is talk anyway. But what a mind blower, there was a 65 Gran Sport, red too, just not a convertible, a hard top. Yep, don't see many and here there was one a this little show. Couple of very cool cars, a 56 F100 that was just mind blowing with detail, a zillion tiny mods that made this thing stand out big time!

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And THERE is your sign you need to bring yours "home".
IDJ just brought up storage lockers. Put enough of the stuff you haven't gone thru yet in a locker and make room in the garage. I know the car feels like a burden right now, but you will regret selling it a year from now...
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And THERE is your sign you need to bring yours "home".
IDJ just brought up storage lockers. Put enough of the stuff you haven't gone thru yet in a locker and make room in the garage. I know the car feels like a burden right now, but you will regret selling it a year from now...
This is one of those situations where the best we can do is be supportive either way and not try to make a case. Its such a personal thing, indeed a gut ripper. Having to sell Nell after 22 years, then the el Camino... pssht, man. Thats like my sobering automotive thought for when I need to stop being goofy and get serious. All else I can say is I ssuspect Brian's Buick "thang" runs deep as my Pontiac hangup. Thoughts of Buick-less-ness just may be enough to bring out the fight in him but its mighty personal. Thats for sure. A guy can always pick up another Chevy wherever, y'know.
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Nah. I think I'll make the case.

Brian, If you are on the fence, go get it. It is a one time deal. Even if you make a two day trip out of it we are only talking about a hundred dollar motel room. If you don't get the GS, you will always miss it.

Did you move in order to sacrifice the things that are near and dear to you? I don't think so.

What ever you do, I hope it is the right decision for you.

Hope you have a good trip!

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